At today's meeting, the Russian government will discuss major lines of thesingle state monetary policy for 2003. As the Government InformationDepartment reported to journalists, Chairman of the Central Bank of RussiaSergey Ignatyev will deliver a corresponding report at this meeting.It is also planned to discuss the medium-term forecast of social andeconomic development of the country for 2003-2005. Russian Economy MinisterGerman Gref will report on this matter.Additionally, the officials are expected to discuss the implementation offederal task programs in 2002 and suggestions for the list and amount ofthe financing of such programs in 2003. Russian Prime Minister MikhailKasyanov is to preside over this meeting..
The Russian Ministry of Defense showed a video of the destruction of US-made M777 towed howitzers in Ukraine. The US systems were destroyed by the Russian Kub (Cube) kamikaze drone